Advocates say kids’ Instagram product would ‘put young users at great risk’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; An international coalition of children’s health advocates has called on Facebook to abandon its plans to build an Instagram product for kids, citing harm to teens from excessive use Läs mer…

Instagram apologises for promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Instagram has apologised for a “mistake” that meant it promoted weight-loss content to users with eating disorders. A new feature on the social network provides users with suggested search Läs mer…

Facebook planned to remove fake accounts in India – until it realized a BJP politician was involved

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook allowed a network of fake accounts to artificially inflate the popularity of an MP from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), for months after being alerted to the Läs mer…

‘I blamed myself’: how stigma stops Arab women reporting online abuse

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The first pornographic picture sent shivers of shock through Amal as she stared in horror at the phone screen. Until now, she had responded politely to the older man Läs mer…

Diana Nguyen: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; So a little strange thing about me – while looking for lovers on the traditional dating apps, I found myself on LinkedIn and started dancing on LinkedIn, which then Läs mer…

Facebook knew of Honduran president’s manipulation campaign – and let it continue for 11 months

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook allowed the president of Honduras to artificially inflate the appearance of popularity on his posts for nearly a year after the company was first alerted to the activity. Läs mer…

Just say no: negativity is secret of political tweet success, study finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; You’ve treated your Twitter followers to a pithy 280-character comment about the government’s latest gaffe – but what gives your tweet the fuel to spread like wildfire? It’s how Läs mer…

‘Facebook isn’t interested in countries like ours’: Azerbaijan troll network returns months after ban

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has allowed a state-backed harassment campaign targeting independent news outlets and opposition politicians in Azerbaijan to return to its platform, less than six months after it banned the Läs mer…

How Facebook let fake engagement distort global politics: a whistleblower's account

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Shortly before Sophie Zhang lost access to Facebook’s systems, she published one final message on the company’s internal forum, a farewell tradition at Facebook known as a “badge post”. Läs mer…

Revealed: the Facebook loophole that lets world leaders deceive and harass their citizens

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has repeatedly allowed world leaders and politicians to use its platform to deceive the public or harass opponents despite being alerted to evidence of the wrongdoing. The Guardian Läs mer…

Who will deal with your online presence when you die? How to create a ‘digital will’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Two things are certain in life: death and the internet. With so many day-to-day functions, tasks and memories now taking place online, the question of what will become of Läs mer…

A room with a view: the Twitter account that spent a year staring into people’s homes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With its stately lamp and verdant window view, Hillary Clinton’s “Zoom room” is nicer than most. So when Room Rater – a Twitter account which scores the video conference Läs mer…

#MainCharacter: pandemic brings TikTok self-parody to the fore

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Staring longingly out of a window watching the sunset across the New York skyline, or sitting on a balcony while Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey plays softly in Läs mer…

Who needs Twitter? Trump wishes happy Easter to 'radical left crazies'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump is reportedly working on a social media platform of his own, after being banned from Twitter and Facebook for inciting the Capitol riot. He has also launched Läs mer…

Why Silicon Valley's most astute critics are all women | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In November 2019, which now seems like an aeon ago, I wrote about an interesting correlation I had stumbled across. It was that the authors of the most insightful Läs mer…

UK watchdog to investigate Facebook takeover of Giphy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The UK’s competition regulator is launching an in-depth investigation of Facebook’s $400m (£290m) acquisition of the gif creation website Giphy over fears that it could lead to a squeeze Läs mer…

'It smelled like pain and regret': inside the world of competitive hot chilli eaters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Behind his calm, methodical approach to every hot chilli eating and super spicy food challenge, Dustin “Atomik Menace” Johnson is enduring a kind of physical pain and mental anguish Läs mer…

Bottega Veneta ditches Instagram to set up 'digital journal'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bottega Veneta has been the hottest fashion house on social media since the British designer Daniel Lee arrived at the Milanese label less than three years ago. The model Läs mer…

Trump is banned, but can a revamp save Twitter from itself?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In January, Twitter committed what was at first glance a massive act of self-sabotage: it gave its star attraction, Donald Trump, a lifetime ban. This brought to an end Läs mer…

Is online advertising about to crash, just like the property market did in 2008? | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Here’s a disturbing thought for those of us who are critics of the tech industry: are we unduly credulous about the capabilities of the technology as extolled by the Läs mer…

What Do Shrimp, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and ‘Boy Meets World’ Have in Common? One Viral Tweet

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Something fishy might be going on at the Cinnamon Toast Crunch factory—at least according to one Twitter user who claims he found shrimp tails in a box of the Läs mer…

Asian and Black Americans saw largest rise in online hate in 2020, report finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Asian Americans and Black Americans experienced major rises in online hate in the past year, a new report has found, despite recent steps that social media firms have taken Läs mer…

Facebook guidelines allow for users to call for death of public figures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook’s bullying and harassment policy explicitly allows for “public figures” to be targeted in ways otherwise banned on the site, including “calls for [their] death”, according to a tranche Läs mer…

Sherry Turkle: 'The pandemic has shown us that people need relationships'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sherry Turkle, 72, is professor of the social studies of science and technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was one of the first academics to examine the impact Läs mer…

Facebook building a version of Instagram for children under 13

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook is considering launching a version of its popular photo social media platform, Instagram, for children under the age of 13. BuzzFeed News first reported Facebook announced in an Läs mer…

Facebook Is Building ‘Instagram Kids’ for Children Under 13

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook is building a version of the photo-sharing tool Instagram specifically for children under the age of 13, an effort to get its popular products into the hands of Läs mer…